Green Beans w/ Carmelized Shallots

  • 2 pounds green beans, trimmed
  • 1 pound medium shallots
  • 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

Directions

Cook green beans in boiling salted water until tender, about 5 minutes. Drain. Transfer to bowl of ice water to cool. Drain well.

Cut off and discard ends from shallots. Cut shallots lengthwise in half, then remove peel with paring knife. Melt butter with oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallots and sauté 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium-low; sauté until shallots are browned and tender, about 20 minutes. Sprinkle with thyme. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Add green beans to shallots in skillet and stir over medium-high heat until heated through, about 6 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer to bowl and serve.

Taken from epicurious.com